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Top DSGN 221 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN 1 (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator and Photoshop. Instruction in drawing, image editing, flat illustrations and textile design.

Top DSGN 226 SPECIFICATION BUYING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to terminology, assembly process, quality factors, and costs in the development of sewn product specifications. Lec/lab.

Top DSGN 244 COLOR INNOVATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
The aesthetics, meaning, and perception of color provide the foundational knowledge in this course.

Top DSGN 255 TEXTILES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Properties, identification, selection, use and care of textile fibers and fabrics. Analysis of fiber, yarn, and fabric constructions in textiles.

Top DSGN 276 INTRODUCTION TO MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides the introductory knowledge necessary to prepare students for working in the retail industry. Introduces students to the retail industry including basic terminology, industry history, and to merchandising management decisions. Prepares students for more advanced knowledge acquired in the Merchandising Management concentration.

Top DSGN 281 DRAWING AND SKETCHING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Designed for both beginning drawers and those wanting to improve their skills. Focuses exclusively on hand drawing skills with an emphasis on technical drawing skills, observational and perspective drawing, as well as imagination and creativity. Students develop a working knowledge of visual methods for communicating design concepts. Class format includes a combination of quick drawing activities, demonstrations, lectures, critiques, and work time on drawing assignments. Throughout the term students are introduced to the drawings of several prominent designers and artists.

Top DSGN 287 STUDIO I: DESIGN COMMUNICATION (4) 
Focuses on design communication through electronic media. Students use AutoCAD, SketchUp, and the Adobe Creative Cloud to create 2D and 3D visualizations and presentations of interiors. Lec/studio.

Top DSGN 327 PERFORMANCE APPAREL INNOVATION I (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Develop innovative performance apparel from technical specifications or prototypes. Analysis of apparel construction related to equipment, cost, quality, end use and customer needs. Lec/lab. PREREQS: DSGN 226 [C-]

Top DSGN 328 DIGITAL DESIGN FOR APPAREL (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Computer-aided flat pattern, grading and marker techniques using industry relevant pattern development software. PREREQS: DSGN 327 [C-]

Top DSGN 329 SPORTSWEAR INDUSTRY COLLABORATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Industry lead team project. Creation of briefs, sketch, pattern, design textile prints, construct prototypes based on identified consumer and company. PREREQS: DSGN 327 [C-]

Top DSGN 330 FASHION FORECASTING AND MARKET ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Forecasting and market analysis processes applied to fashion goods. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: DHE 233 [C-] and WR 121 [C-] and WR 222 [C-] and restricted to professional school students majoring in Merchandising Management (major code 416) and Apparel Design (major code 400).

Top DSGN 335 APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR VALUE CHAIN (3) 
Survey of the structure, functions, and current trends within the apparel and footwear value chain.

Top DSGN 341 DESIGN THINKING AND PROCESS INNOVATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Application of a qualitative, multi-method approach to gain insight into how the consumer experience can be improved within a given context. Application of design thinking principles to identify and develop solutions to improve consumer experience within a given context.

Top DSGN 342 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN MANAGEMENT (4) 
Introduces the foundations and concepts of design strategy and creative development. PREREQS: DSGN 243 [C-]

Top DSGN 343 IDEA VISUALIZATION (4) 
Focuses on the design process through visual communication of ideation and sketching. PREREQS: DSGN 342 [C-]

Top DSGN 352 TEXTILES FOR INTERIORS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Types, qualities, and maintenance of functional and decorative fabrics for homes and public buildings. Use of specifications, standards, and legislation. PREREQS: DSGN 255 [C-] or DHE 255 [C-] and enrollment restricted to Merchandising Management and Interior Design majors.

Top DSGN 355 SPECIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE MATERIALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Specification of materials for athletic and outdoor apparel to enhance human comfort, safety, and performance. Lec/lab. PREREQS: DSGN 255 [C-] and DSGN 327 [C-]

Top DSGN 377 RETAIL AND MERCHANDISING (4) 
Provides the introductory foundational knowledge necessary to prepare students for working in the retail industry. Introduces students to the retail industry including basic terminology, retail strategy and related decisions, and merchandising management. This data analysis-focused course prepares students for more advanced knowledge and skills related to merchandise buying, planning, and control. PREREQS: DSGN 276 [C-]

Top DSGN 383 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to the manufacture, characteristics, sustainability, and use of construction materials in commercial and residential construction. PREREQS: Enrollment restricted to students who have been admitted into the interior design professional program.

Top DSGN 387 STUDIO III: ADVANCED DESIGN COMMUNICATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Development of presentation and Building Information Modeling (BIM) skills through various computer programs including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Sketchup, and Revit Architecture. In-class exercises and take-home assignments. PREREQS: DSGN 287 [C-]

Top DSGN 388 STUDIO IV: HOSPITALITY DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Study and design of hospitality spaces in compliance with building codes and industry standards, with emphasis on sustainability, safety, and cultural context. PREREQS: DSGN 352 [C-] and DSGN 387 [C-] or (DHE 352 [C-] and DHE 387 [C-] )

Top DSGN 394 STUDIO V: LIGHTING DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Lighting design and documentation for residential and small commercial projects. The commercial projects include space planning and lighting design for workspace and retail environments. Lec/Studio. PREREQS: DSGN 388 [C-] or DHE 388 [C-]

Top DSGN 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DSGN 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DSGN 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DSGN 407 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DSGN 408 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DSGN 409 PRACTICUM (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top DSGN 410 FIELD EXPERIENCE (6-12) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: and junior standing and departmental approval. Sect. 1: BA 215 and DHE 370. Sect. 2: DHE 289. Sect. 3: DHE 321.

Top DSGN 422 DHE FASHION SHOW AND DESIGN EXHIBITION (1-16) 
Special topics in design and human environment. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top DSGN 427 PERFORMANCE APPAREL INNOVATION II (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Develop innovative performance apparel from technical specifications or prototypes. Analysis of apparel construction related to equipment, cost, quality, end use and customer needs. PREREQS: DSGN 327 [C-]

Top DSGN 428 TECHNICAL SPORTSWEAR SIZING AND FIT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Development of sizing and grading systems used in sportswear and evaluation of garment fit by use of virtual and physical prototypes. PREREQS: DSGN 327 [C-]

Top DSGN 429 FUNCTIONAL DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Design processes and research methods used to create functional designs. Students will identify design problems and develop design brief and functional product line for identified target company. Lec/lab. PREREQS: DSGN 428 [C-]

Top DSGN 440 DESIGN RESEARCH (4) 
Surveys design principles, methods and applications in business outcomes. Application of design research is investigated and analyzed in group projects. PREREQS: DSGN 343 [C-]

Top DSGN 441 SERVICE DESIGN INNOVATION (4) 
Focuses on the impact that service design has on business enterprises. Creative ideation, critical analysis, and innovative thinking are integrated as foundations for service design outcomes. PREREQS: DSGN 440 [C-]

Top DSGN 442 MATERIALITY AND MAKING FIELD PROJECT (4) 
Focuses on material properties and specifications. Students work in the makerspace to design product outcomes. PREREQS: DHE 440 [C-]

Top DSGN 464 CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF INTERIORS AND HOUSING (3) 
History of interior design from the mid-19th century to the present. PREREQS: ART 204 [C-] or ART 205 [C-] or ART 206 [C-]

Top DSGN 471 RETAIL PRESENTATION STRATEGIES (4) 
Provides an overview of, and examines competitive presentation strategies within, retail environments and channels (e.g., in-store, catalog, online, mobile) by integrating the principles and elements of design with sensory marketing. PREREQS: DSGN 377 [C-] and (BA 390 [C-] or BA 390H [C-] or MRKT 390 [C-] )

Top DSGN 472 MERCHANDISE PLANNING AND CONTROL (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Quantitative analysis of inventory planning, pricing, and control for the profitable management of soft goods; analysis of management problems using quantitative data and merchandising principles. Lec/rec. PREREQS: DHE 271 [C-] and DHE 470 [C-] and (BA 215 [C-] or BA 215H [C-] ) and enrollment restricted to Apparel Design (major code 400) and Merchandising Management (major code 416) majors.

Top DSGN 473 RETAIL STRATEGIES PRACTICUM (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores the role that retail strategies play within a value delivery network. Looks at how retailing helps deliver value created in manufacturing and in services. Examines how these organizations develop strategies to attract consumers and also how consumers develop strategies to acquire goods and services from retailers. Provides a foundation for students who plan to work in retailing or related disciplines. PREREQS: DSGN 377 [C-] and senior standing.

Top DSGN 475 GLOBAL SOURCING OF TEXTILES, APPAREL, AND FOOTWEAR (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Trade theory and the effects of trade policy, cultural values, and economics on the global production, distribution, and consumption of textiles, apparel, and footwear. (Bacc Core Course)

Top DSGN 488 STUDIO VI: HEALTHCARE DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Interior design project development with emphasis on healthcare design, contract documents, and building codes. PREREQS: DSGN 394 [C-] or DHE 394 [C-]

Top DSGN 495 STUDIO VII: SENIOR THESIS II (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Individual design project development of programming document and construction drawings. PREREQS: DSGN 488 [C-]



 
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